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1 Dan Hicks discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on museums with Stanley Ulijaszek Dan Hicks, British archaeologist and anthropologist discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on museums with Stanley Ulijaszek Stanley Ulijaszek, Dan Hicks 19 Feb 2021
2 How to prevent future pandemics Katrien Devolder and Jeff Sebo on factory farms as breeding grounds for pandemics Jeff Sebo, Katrien Devolder 17 Feb 2021
3 21st century technologies for tackling 21st century pandemics Christophe Fraser of Oxford’s Big Data Institute, who advises the UK’s NHS COVID-19 Tracing app, and Prof Oliver Pybus discuss the opportunities and challenges of successfully applying new technologies to pandemics past, present, and future. Christophe Fraser, Oliver Pybus 26 Jan 2021
4 Coronavirus and ‘Disease X’ Professor Peter Millican interviews the Oxford scientists working at the forefront of research into Disease X Peter Millican, Sarah Gilbert, Peter Horby, Jimmy Whitworth 14 Jan 2021
5 Ebola Professor Peter Millican begins the final episode of this series in 2014, at the onset of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Peter Millican, Kevin Decock, Katie Ewer, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
6 HIV/AIDS In the ninth episode of our History of Pandemics season, Professor Peter Millican leaves the perils of influenza behind, only to discover an entirely new virus: HIV. Peter Millican, Harold Jaffe, John Frater, Kevin Decock 14 Jan 2021
7 The 'Spanish' Flu Professor Peter Millican arrives in the twentieth century, during the last years of the Great War, to a pandemic which you may have read a lot about during the early coverage of our current COVID outbreak. Peter Millican, John Oxford, Brian Angus, Claas Kirchhelle 14 Jan 2021
8 'Russian' Flu: the pandemic that wasn't? In this episode, Professor Peter Millican discusses a controversial outbreak... Peter Millican, Julia Mannherz, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
9 Cholera Professor Peter Millican makes it to the nineteenth century to discuss the achievements of John Snow Peter Millican, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 14 Jan 2021
10 Live Event: The World After CoVid TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Humanities and Policy Week Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Ngaire Woods, Peter Frankopan 13 Oct 2020
11 Live Event: Living with Pandemics: Finding New Narratives In conversation with Dr Erica Charters and Robin Gorna. TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Performance Week​ Erica Charters, Robin Gorna 13 Oct 2020
12 Cinematic Translations: Visualising the Invisible Path of Contagion Marta Arnaldi (Oxford) talks with Kirsten Ostherr (Rice) in another episode of Translating Illness. Marta Arnaldi, Kirsten Ostherr 26 Aug 2020
13 Creative Commons How the Coronavirus Pandemic Exacerbates Existing Inequalities An interview with Dr Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra. Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra, Katrien Devolder 21 Apr 2020
14 Maths v Disease - Julia Gog Can mathematics really help us in our fight against infectious disease? Join Julia Gog as we explore exciting current research areas where mathematics is being used to study pandemics, viruses and everything in between. Julia Gog 13 Nov 2017
15 Creative Commons Outbreak, the clinical research response Dr Gail Carson is Head of ISARIC Coordinating Centre (International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium), a network of networks established in 2011 to ensure a rapid research response to outbreaks of pandemic potential. Gail Carson 14 Dec 2016
16 Creative Commons Outbreak, the clinical research response Dr Gail Carson is Head of ISARIC Coordinating Centre (International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium), a network of networks established in 2011 to ensure a rapid research response to outbreaks of pandemic potential. Gail Carson 14 Dec 2016
17 Creative Commons Emerging Diseases and the Prospect of the Next Pandemic Mr David Quammen discusses emerging diseases at the Rhodes Trust Scholarship 110th anniversary event. David Quammen 16 Oct 2013
18 Creative Commons How serious is the threat of a future flu pandemic? Professor Angela McLean, Co-Director, Institute for Emerging Infections advises caution, preparation and fast decision-making in anticipation of the threat of a serious pandemic. Angela McClean 20 Aug 2012
19 Creative Commons How serious is our exposure to dangerous infections? The world has become a safer place because of vaccines but does our increasing connectivity mean the world is getting riskier in terms of our exposure to serious infections? By Professor Adrian Hill, Co-Director, Institute for Vaccine Design. Adrian Hill 20 Aug 2012
20 Creative Commons Can we create vaccines fast enough for a future pandemic? An exploration of how to get from vaccine development to vaccine delivery in time to deal with a health scare such as a fast-moving global pandemic. By Professor Adrian Hill, Co-Director, Institute for Vaccine Design. Adrian Hill 20 Aug 2012